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    (Original post by Barrie Watson)
    Scottish candidate applying to economics!
    Standard grades/int2 and higher music(sat in 4th year): A's and ones
    Highers: maths chemistry biology English and advanced higher music all A grade with A ban 1 in maths biology and chemistry
    Next year: advanced higher maths, further maths, English and 2 highers out of economics, history and philosophy depending on what my timetable allows.

    I heard that lse rarely offer interviews? What do they look for in a PS? I'm also applying to Cambridge and have written my statement in the 80% academic ratio they prefer, mentioning a lot of extra reading but not any work experience.. Will this be ok? Thanks ☺️
    The LSE website's got like a massive section for admissions criteria/personal statements

    For economics maybe this would help (it's got general advice on applying for economics and it's also got a link to personal statement advice somewhere on the page)

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...economics.aspx
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    (Original post by Barrie Watson)
    Scottish candidate applying to economics!
    Standard grades/int2 and higher music(sat in 4th year): A's and ones
    Highers: maths chemistry biology English and advanced higher music all A grade with A ban 1 in maths biology and chemistry
    Next year: advanced higher maths, further maths, English and 2 highers out of economics, history and philosophy depending on what my timetable allows.

    I heard that lse rarely offer interviews? What do they look for in a PS? I'm also applying to Cambridge and have written my statement in the 80% academic ratio they prefer, mentioning a lot of extra reading but not any work experience.. Will this be ok? Thanks ☺️
    LSE don't interview unless you have unusual qualifications so PS and reference are the only opportunities you have to make yourself stand out. Your PS ratio should be fine as LSE prefer it to be more academic; my extra-circulars probably took up less than 10%. As LSE was my first choice I pandered to what I knew they'd like; I researched the academics at LSE and what the department specialises in and then read and mentioned books in those fields.
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    (Original post by eggpotato)
    The LSE website's got like a massive section for admissions criteria/personal statements

    For economics maybe this would help (it's got general advice on applying for economics and it's also got a link to personal statement advice somewhere on the page)

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...economics.aspx
    Thanks that's so helpful!
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    (Original post by Incompl)
    LSE don't interview unless you have unusual qualifications so PS and reference are the only opportunities you have to make yourself stand out. Your PS ratio should be fine as LSE prefer it to be more academic; my extra-circulars probably took up less than 10%. As LSE was my first choice I pandered to what I knew they'd like; I researched the academics at LSE and what the department specialises in and then read and mentioned books in those fields.
    Thanks! Do you think my lack of work experience will disadvantage me?
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    (Original post by Barrie Watson)
    Thanks! Do you think my lack of work experience will disadvantage me?
    I can't say for sure. I obviously can't speak for all courses but I didn't mention any work experience in my PS, although I did briefly mention EC's and academic achievements That's because the department that run my course (Philosophy & Econ) is the philosophy dept; there's not much work experience you can do in that field.
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    Just a tip: LSE is a real stickler for the personal statement so be careful if you're applying to courses that have slightly different focuses eg. Someone applied for their international history course at my school and they ended up getting rejected because they mentioned some early modern periods as their interests and LSE dont offer any modules before a certain century (18th or 19th I think?) as seen on the website and they were told this in their feedback. So make sure you've focused your interests exactly on things they offer in their courses.
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    Just checked...from 15th century onwards is all and the girl had mentioned medieval/early modern books

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    (Original post by Incompl)
    I can't say for sure. I obviously can't speak for all courses but I didn't mention any work experience in my PS, although I did briefly mention EC's and academic achievements That's because the department that run my course (Philosophy & Econ) is the philosophy dept; there's not much work experience you can do in that field.
    Okay I mentioned relevant extra curriculars etc so hopefully with a good teacher reference I'll be fine
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    Applying for Government and Econs! My personal statement is going to be the death of me..
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    Anyone applying for International Relations? I know it's extremely competitive but I'm hoping my personal statement will help!
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    (Original post by rachlily)
    Anyone applying for International Relations? I know it's extremely competitive but I'm hoping my personal statement will help!
    Hi, I will be applying for IR too. I'm worried about getting rejected as I know people who have been given offers from cambridge/oxford for politics but rejected by lse...

    I was hoping to apply for cambridge but my ums is 86% average so I may apply and just hope I get lucky with an interview.

    I got AAAB at AS this year.
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    I've heard the same thing too. I got AABB, probably getting one of the B's remarked. My personal statement has to be remarkable for me to get in with those grades aha. Would you apply for Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge?

    (Original post by megan97)
    Hi, I will be applying for IR too. I'm worried about getting rejected as I know people who have been given offers from cambridge/oxford for politics but rejected by lse...

    I was hoping to apply for cambridge but my ums is 86% average so I may apply and just hope I get lucky with an interview.

    I got AAAB at AS this year.
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    (Original post by rachlily)
    I've heard the same thing too. I got AABB, probably getting one of the B's remarked. My personal statement has to be remarkable for me to get in with those grades aha. Would you apply for Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge?
    Yeah, I absolutely love the HSPS course, it's so perfect as it has everything I want to study in it. Just gonna have to pray to get an interview
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    I really want to do Accounting & Finance at LSE. In my GCSE i got 5a*/5a.

    AS: Maths (A) - 100% in c1/c2 and 80% in s1
    Economics (A) - 90% in unit 1 and 100% in unit 2
    Biology (B) - So annoying, practice brought me down. 2UMS off an A.
    History (B) - Deserved it, didn't do well in the exams.

    My predictions will be A*A*AB, these seem fine predictions but with AS grades of AABB I dont know if LSE will consider me a serious applicant. I have read several books on the subject and have attended several public lectures at LSE about the subject. I have a little work experience in accounting lined up, but have not completed yet.

    Do I have a decent chance?
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    I was in your position last year, applied for Bsc Econ at LSE (where I'm heading off to this Sept), Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Bristol. So if anyone wants some advice about anything related to the application then drop me a message and I'd be happy to help.
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    I'm applying post A levels! Economics
    7A*4A
    AS 3A2B
    A2 2A*2A (and A* General Studies)
    Good luck to everyone
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    Hi...i have just received my as level results and was thinking about applying to lse for law

    in my igcse i got 6a* 2a 1b

    maths- a*
    physics- a*
    chemistry- a*
    biology- a*
    accounts- a*
    french- a*
    english- a
    pure maths- a
    i.c.t- b

    and in my as level i got 3a 3b

    maths- a
    physics- a
    law- a
    history- b
    accounts- b
    chemistry- b

    however im going to resit accounts in january.

    So i would like to know whether i have a good chance of getting into lse. I am not very worried about extra curricular activities and sports since i have plenty of accolades in those areas

    any advice will be highly appreciated
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    Hi, I'm hoping to apply for law. I got 10 A*'s at GCSE and 4 A's at AS. I'm likely to be predicted A*A*AA or A*A*A*A. My problem is my personal statement. Iv'e got no real idea what to put in it. Are there specific law books I should be reading and referring to etc.?

    For the record I'm doing an economics epq, have done work experience at a law firm, done 3 DofE's, volunteer at a political pressure charity (set up public debates etc)
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    How competitive is management at LSE?
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    (Original post by S6991)
    How competitive is management at LSE?
    1751 applicants for 123 places in 2013 - one of the most competitive in LSE.
    Go check Admissions Criteria for degree in LSE site.
 
 
 
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